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Singers’ Lounge

Singers’ Lounge

Fri 28 June – Sun 30 June
Tues 2 July – Sat 6 July
7.30pm – late
Full schedule below
Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre
$15 at the door

Often described as the heart and soul of the Festival of Voices, the bustling Singers’ Lounge is one of our most beloved features! Here, you can reconnect with old friends and meet new ones while enjoying a mix of scheduled and impromptu performances into the evening.

Audiences may be treated to spontaneous performances by some of our big-name artists, and the evenings will be hosted by the wonderful Paul Jarman. These talented professionals encourage anxious altos and timid tenors to overcome performing fears and enjoy a safe, welcoming environment with our audience. The experience is always fun, surprising, and unique – truly an ultimate singers’ gathering filled with community spirit and support!

Paul Jarman

Paul Jarman is a frequent guest to the Festival of Voices as a composer, conductor, clinician, presenter and MC extraordinaire! Over the years, the festival has commissioned and premiered several works written or co-written by Paul. He has touched the lives of thousands of festival goers with his boundless and infectious joy and enthusiasm for all things choral music.

Paul is most well known as a lyricist and composer of choral music, a world music multi-instrumentalist, and a facilitator of community- inspired collaborations. Paul has written over 200 commissioned works for ensembles, festivals and events, including Gondwana Voices, Sydney Children’s Choir, Birralee Voices, The Song Company, Boston City Singers, Rafiki Youth Choir, The Australian Boys' Choir, The Hunter sSingers, Department of Education, Woden Valley Youth Choir and many more. His unique blend of melody and timeless poetry celebrates the human endeavour and has captured the imagination of singers and audiences worldwide. He has been commissioned to write music about some of the most inspiring people of our time including Jessica Watson, Terry Fox, Helen Keller, Ernest Shackleton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Pemulwuy and Mary MacKillop among countless others.

"By nature, he can’t help but inspire, not only with his compositions which have a way of challenging every singer to be a better person; but also with his contagious passion, his sincere love of people from all walks of life and his limitless energy."
Julie Christiansen OAM – Founder, Voices of Birralee

Photo credit: KiPhotomedia


$15 at the door


7.30pm til late

VENUE: The Long Gallery – Salamanca Arts Centre

Getting to the venue: 

  • The Long Gallery is on Level 2, 77 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point TAS 7004 
  • accessible parking spaces are available outside ‘The Den’ on Salamanca Place. More accessible parks are located on Salamanca Place in a sectioned-off parking lot opposite the restaurant strip. 


Guide Dog/Registered Assistance Animals welcome

Guide Dogs and Service Animal facilities: 

  • Water bowls will be available at this event upon request. 

Wheelchair accessibility

  • The Long Gallery is accessible on level 2 via the lift located in the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard. If you wish to access the lift in the evenings, please access from the courtyard entrance via Wooby’s Lane
  • Accessible bathrooms are available on every level of the Salamanca Arts Centre.  
Singers’ Lounge Schedule

Friday 28 June

7:30pm – Nelson Sound (TAS)
7:45pm – Glee Plus (VIC)
8:00pm – Vocally Wild (VIC)
8:30pm – Men in Suits (VIC)
9:00pm – Choir Central Singers (VIC)

Saturday 29 June

7:30pm – Cranbourne Chorale (VIC)
8:00pm – Cadence Choir (VIC)
8:30pm – Choir Central Singers (NSW)
9:00pm – Vocally Wild (VIC)
9:30pm – Men in Suits (VIC)

Sunday 30 June

7:30pm – Sing For Your Life (TAS)
8:00pm – Six Degrees of Sound (VIC)
8:30pm – Up She Rises (TAS)
9:00pm – Cadence Choir (VIC)
9:30pm – Cranbourne Chorale (VIC)

Tuesday 2 July

7:30pm – Sing! Australia (TAS)
8:00pm – Bayside Divas (QLD)
8:30pm – Chairmen of the Chord (TAS)
9:00pm – Four Tune Finders (TAS)
9:30pm – Adelaide Vocal Union (SA)

Wednesday 3 July

7:30pm – Uplift (TAS)
8:00pm – Peace ‘n’ Choir (QLD)
8:15pm – Bari Jam (TAS)
8:30pm – Choral Productions Tasmania (TAS)
9:00pm – Casey Choir (VIC)
9:30pm – Bayside Divas (QLD)

Thursday 4 July

7:30pm – Adult Glee Club (NSW)
8:00pm – Sisongke (TAS)
8:30pm – Concodis Chamber Choir (VIC)
9:00pm – Deep South Chorus (TAS)
9:15pm – Adelaide Vocal Union (SA)
9:45pm – All Star Glee (NSW)

Friday 5 July

7:30pm – Augusta Singers (TAS)
8:00pm – Southern Sky (TAS)
8:30pm – Casey Choir (VIC)
9:00pm – JESSA (TAS)
9:30pm – Women of Note (VIC)
10:00pm – The Velvetones (VIC)

Saturday 6 July

7:30pm – Amped (TAS)
7:45pm – With One Voice Break O’Day (TAS)
8:00pm – All Star Glee (NSW)
8:15pm – Adult Glee Club (NSW)
8:45pm – Women of Note (VIC)
9:00pm – Peace ‘n’ Choir (VIC)
9:15pm – Brunswick Women’s Choir (VIC)
9:30pm – Pitches Be Crazy (TAS)
10:00pm – The Velvetones (VIC)

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  • Festival of Voices adheres to the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice.
  • All tickets are non-refundable unless otherwise specified on the specific event page.

Contact us

For assistance please contact us on 03 6224 5975 or at [email protected].

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